Umberto Bedini Appointed Chief Operations Officer
Natuzzi SpA (NYSE: NTZ) today announced that Mr. Umberto Bedini, after almost two and a half years, re-joined the Company as Chief Operations Officer of the Natuzzi Group.
Mr. Bedini will be in charge of integrating worldwide the whole manufacturing and supply-chain processes by simplifying the organizational structures, reducing the complexity, focusing on a lean enterprise approach, which will bring us to re-engineering the product as well as redefining the product development process to speed up our time to market.
Mr. Bedini previously occupied key functions within a number of large international groups, including Gruppo Farmaceutico Angelini, Rockwell Rimoldi, Merloni Elettrodomestici (nowadays Indesit) and Candy Group. Since 2004, Mr. Bedini has been partner and CEO of ECA Consulting, one of Italy's most valued management consultancies in the field of operations. From 2011 until May 2012 he covered roles of high responsibility in Montenegro, such as President in Eurocem Trade, President in Mjesovito AD and CEO in NOVITO D.O.O. From June 2012 until April 2013 he was CEO of Edilcemento Spa (Colacem Group).
Pasquale Natuzzi, Chairman and CEO of the Natuzzi Group, commented: “We are pleased that Umberto decided to cooperate with us again and make his long lasting experience, gained in international and complex environments, available to our important challenges. His contribution will be important in achieving the objectives we have set for ourselves.”
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